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Calls for applications

Canadian Technology Accelerators (CTA)
Your technology start-up from the ICT, Life Science or Sustainable Technologies sector could gain access to unique resources and contacts that can help your international growth. The application process, criteria, and application time-frame is determined per CTA.
Initiatives collaboratives art-industrie-savoir en créativité numérique
(in French only)
You are a Montreal cultural NPO interested in working in partnership with the digital creativity ecosystem, businesses and the research community? Submit your project.
Filing deadline: June 21, 2019, 5 p.m.
Programme Jardins de solidarité
(in French only)
You could get a maximum of $100,000 to carry out a solidarity garden project.
Filing deadline: August 20, 2019
DEL – Call for social economy projects
(in French only)
You could receive financing to set up a collective business in the Agglomération de Longueuil or to finance an already established social economy business.
Filing deadline: August 30 and November 15, 2019
Secteur électrification des transports
(in French only)
You could obtain support to acquire, implement and market clean equipment, processes and technologies to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Quebec.
Filing deadline: September 3, 2019
Collaborative projects for the protection of the environment
You may be eligible for funding for a new collaborative R&D project that will make a tangible contribution to the long-term reduction of GHG emissions in Quebec.
Filing deadline: September 27, 2019
Adaptation aux normes étrangères de produits innovants pour l’industrie du transport terrestre et de la mobilité durable
(in French only)
You could obtain financing to diversify your markets, adapt your innovative products/technologies to access a new market or to serve a new customer outside Quebec.
Filing deadline: October 4, 2019

Trade missions

International trade services, powered by the CCMM’s ACCLR experts
Trade missions
Quebec International Trade
Organismes régionaux de promotion à l’exportation (ORPEX)
Provincial government
Ministère de l'Économie, de la Science et de l'Innovation (in French only)
Federal government
Canadian Trade Commissioner Service
LOJIQ
Les Offices jeunesse internationaux du Québec (in French only)

Contests and grants

To simplify your search, please note that we only display currently open competitions out of more than 250 on record.

Bourses LOJIQ en entrepreneuriat
(in French only)
Do you want to attend a business event abroad, spend some time away prospecting, or take part in a trade mission? You may be able to obtain a LOJIQ grant to help you do so.
Registration deadline: Ongoing selection process while grants last
StartupExperience.CA
Apply for the opportunity to work out of one of Canada’s top accelerators or co-working spaces.
Registration deadline: Ongoing selection process
Startup of the month 2018/2019
Sign up for the index of startups of the Quartier de l'innovation in Montreal. To be won each month: promotional videos and articles.
Registration deadline: Ongoing selection process
Grands Prix santé et sécurité du travail
(in French only)
Receive recognition for your achievements in health and safety and increase the visibility and credibility of your company in your industry.
Registration deadline: Varies by region
Inclusion Initiative – Startupfest
You could win one of the discounted tickets available to Canadian women working in the technology sector to take part in Startupfest (Montréal, July 2019).
Registration deadline: Ongoing selection process, while tickets last
Startupfest Investments and Prizes
Over $750,000 worth of prizes and investments to win at the Startupfest, July 11 to 12, 2019 in Montreal.
Registration deadline: varies according to the prizes and investments
EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™
Enter for a chance to join an elite business network of the best high-growth companies and participate in a customized executive leadership program.
Registration deadline: June 21, 2019
Canada’s Volunteer Awards
Nominate a person, an NPO or a company to demonstrate your appreciation for their contributions to your community.
Registration deadline: June 21, 2019
Soirée InspirationnELLE
(in French only)
Young Montréal women: receive recognition for your leadership, professional success and community involvement.
Registration deadline: June 21, 2019, 11:59 p.m.
Prix Camille-Laurin
(in French only)
You could win a $5,000 bursary for your outstanding contribution to the use, quality and influence of French in your sector of activity.
Registration deadline: June 22, 2019
WISE 50 Over 50 Awards
Apply or nominate someone who has started a business after the age of 50 in recognition of their accomplishments.
Registration deadline: June 30, 2019, midnight
Mérites Francopub
(in French only)
You could win one of tthree grants totalling $9,500 presented by the OQLF to recognize the quality of French of advertisers, ad agencies and copywriters.
Registration deadline: July 5, 2019, 5 p.m.
This is how I grow my business
Enter for a chance to win a $20,000 prize in Staples products and services and a mentoring session with Joe Mimran, founder of Joe Fresh.
Registration deadline: July 5, 2019, 11:59 p.m.
Bourses à la relève laitière Lactech
(in French only)
Be among the 10 companies to benefit from a $7,500 grant on a “first come, first served” basis.
Registration deadline: July 31, 2019
Concours Plateau
(in French only)
You could benefit from a scholarship and coaching for your project to open a business or a business establishment on the Plateau-Mont-Royal in Montreal.
Registration deadline: August 2, 2019
Prix Nobilis
(in French only)
Members of the APCHQ Québec, receive recognition for the quality and quality-price ratio of your real estate projects.
Registration deadline: August 22, 2019, 1 p.m.
Portes ouvertes sur Saint-Denis
(in French only)
You could win one of three $25,000 grants to launch your new business on Saint-Denis Street in Montréal.
Registration deadline: August 31, 2019
Bourses Entrepreneuriat Shawinigan
(in French only)
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Have you started a business in the Shawinigan region? You could win one of the grants totaling $20,000.
Registration deadline: September 1, 2019, 4 p.m.
Cooperathon
Take part in this open innovation competition to find innovative solutions to societal issues. To be won: bursaries, a pitch to investors and more.
Registration deadline: September 2 and October 10, 2019
Les Vivats
(in French only)
Receive recognition for your efforts to reduce the environmental footprint and improve the social and economic footprint of events that you organize.
Registration deadline: September 5, 2019, 5 p.m.
MercadOr Québec
(in French only)
Have your export company’s success recognized and garner positive regional and provincial visibility.
Registration deadline: September 6, 2019
Écho
(in French only)
Have the excellence of your recruitment, culture and HR marketing strategy recognized.
Registration deadline: September 6, 2019
Concours Extra
(in French only)
Get recognition for your contribution to the socioeconomic development of Rouyn-Noranda.
Registration deadline: September 6, 2019
Gala Le Manufacturier
(in French only)
Have your manufacturing company's contribution to the vitality and influence of the Mauricie or Centre-du-Québec region recognized.
Registration deadline: September 6, 2019, 5 p.m.
Grant & Growth
If you are a young Montrealer, you could receive grant of up to $30,000 and support services to start your business.
Registration deadline: September 12, 2019
Prix de l’Union
(in French only)
Your team of agricultural or forestry producers could win a $1,000 grant to reward the success of a collective action.
Registration deadline: September 13, 2019
Prix Innovation en alimentation
(in French only)
You could receive many opportunities for visibility and recognition for your innovative agribusiness technologies or products.
Registration deadline: September 30, 2019, 5 p.m.
Gala Grand Richelois
(in French only)
Get recognition for your company’s contribution to the vitality of the Vallée-du-Richelieu.
Registration deadline: October 1, 2019
Canada's Best Managed Companies
Receive recognition for the excellence of your business whose turnover exceeds $25 million.
Registration deadline: October 31, 2019
Prix ÉquiLibre
(in French only)
Do you work in fashion, the media or advertising? Promote your efforts to present healthy representations of different body types.
Registration deadline: November 30, 2019

Events

Also consult the website of the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal for a whole host of networking, training and market development activities.

June 20
Fundica Roadshow Finale | Montréal
June 24 to 28
International Metropolis Conference – The Promise of Migration | Ottawa and Gatineau

July

July 9 to 12
Startupfest | Montréal

September

September 13 to 15
ECOSPHERE Canada – Environement and Green Housing | Montréal
September 27 to 29
ECOSPHERE Canada – Environement and Green Housing | Magog

October

October 2 to November 20
Coopérathon  – Canada | Montréal
October 24
Forum Plastique - Novæ 2019 (in French only) | Montréal

News

February 8
Survey aimed at designers practising in Montréal until July (in French only)
June 1
Consultation sur la création de zones d’innovation à travers tout le Québec jusqu'au 17 juin (in French only)
June 4
BDC Capital launches $250 Million Industrial Innovation Venture Fund
June 5
Launch of the Stratégie nationale pour l’intégration et le maintien en emploi des personnes handicapées 2019-2024 : Pour un Québec riche de tous ses talents (in French only) [PDF, 1.4 MB]
Stratégie nationale pour l’intégration et le maintien en emploi des personnes handicapées 2019-2024 – Dépliant (in French only) [PDF, 552 KB]
June 6
Création du Fonds d'investissement agricole (in French only)
June 11
Consultation dans le cadre du Plan d’action en économie sociale (in French only) up to and including July 19, 2019
June 12
Réforme d'Investissement Québec : de nouveaux outils pour la croissance économique du Québec (in French only)
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